Be a Blessing

Matthew 25:32-46 and Isaiah 58 are pretty sobering passages. One talks about how we miss Opportunities to minister to Christ when we ignore the poor and suffering. The passage in Isaiah 58 talks about bad fasts and good fasts. More so about our intentions and actions during a fast. We can pray and fast for the wrong reasons. What we do in life should be to help others live better not so we can live better. Our focus in devotion should be to focus on what God is concerned about and not what concerns us. We should live to make other people’s lives better not our lives. God takes care of us as we take care of others. If you want to be blessed by the Lord then you find ways to be a blessing to the poor and hurting. When we ignore others and hoard the resources God has put in our lives, one day we will be judged for our lack of response to His needs through the poor. It is not the wealth we possess that concerns God. It is the blindness of others who are in need that concerns Him when we have the resources and the opportunity to be a blessing. Being a blessing is more important than wanting a blessing. When we are a blessing we will never need a blessing.
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house;when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

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